From the September 1981 magazine.

Where the Strength Comes From

ONE STATEMENT from a fellow member at a recent meeting hurtled me back in time--to the time when I was lost--to a time when I felt there really was no hope.

My AA comrade made the statement during a discussion of my favorite subject: Now that we're sober, how can we stay sober? He said, "Let's not forget where we got the strength in the first place."

His answer continued: "During any twenty-four hours, regardless of what the temptation, what the situation, if I can only remember that a Power greater than myself did restore to me to sanity, did give me the...

-- W. B.

Corning, New York